TTT: Ten Books on my Spring TBR

My Lady Jane

I am a terrible person when it comes to TBR lists. I`m not even joking when I say that I have some unread books from a similar post I wrote in 2017. Like most people, I`m a mood reader. There are months when I struggle with 1 book and others when I read 8 books (cheers, February). Sometimes I want to read fantasy, other times I`m in a contemporary mood. So why do I even bother writing this post? Because I`m a hopeless fool, that for once wants to stick to a plan. I might do it, I might not; but here are the 10 books I`m hoping to read this Spring.

1. "My Lady Jane" by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows
After I`ve had so much fun reading "The Gentleman`s Guide to Vice and Virtue", I`ve decided to pick another brilliant and hysterical historical fiction (like what I did there?). Everyone has been raving about this book, but I could never find the hardback. Until January, when it was my birthday.

2. "Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi
This book is one of my most anticipated releases of 2018, as you can see from this post. This novel features magic, a kick-ass POC main character and a rogue princess. The reviews have been incredible, which is why I wanted to wait a bit until I dive into it. From what I can tell, I`ll love it...but I want to wait a month for every new release, so I don`t fall prey to the hype.

3. "Leah on the Offbeat" by Becky Albertalli
It`s no secret that I love "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" with a passion, so when Becky decided to release a book focusing on Leah, I was thrilled. I thought that Leah was a brilliant character, and we`ll also get cameos from our favourite group of friends, so I can`t wait to read this novel. 

4. "Ace of Shades" by Amanda Foody
The first book in a (possible) trilogy, "Ace of Shades" has my type of mischievous main character. Even though Enne was raised as a proper young lady, she gives up her reputation to visit the City of Sin and find her missing mother. Some people have been comparing it with "Six of Crows", and I must say, I`m intrigued.
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5. "Everless" by Sara Holland
I`m almost done with this book, but I`ll share my thoughts in a more in-depth review. If you remember "In Time", that movie with Justin Timberlake, you`ll be familiar with the concept. "Everless" is a fantasy book, where time is currency. The rich live forever, whilst the poor die on the streets. Because I`ve already seen that movie, the idea does not seem so innovative. But the writing is decent, even though it`s full of tropes and predictable.

6. "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens
At the beginning of the year, I made a list of some classics I`d love to read. So far I`ve only finished modern classics that weren`t even on that list. But with the new cover releases, I`m more inclined to pick up some Dickens masterpieces. Because classics are easier to digest when they come in gorgeous editions.

7. "Heartless" by Marissa Meyer
Yes, this book was on my 2017 Spring TBR. I don`t know why I have not read it yet because I love retellings. I just...get distracted by other books. Help!

8. "All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr
If I don`t read this book by June, feel free to come to my house and smack me. I am a history buff and I`m passionate about WWII. I love historical fiction, and I`ll probably adore this book if I stop being such a lazy person.

9. "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline
Although Sci-Fi is not really my genre, I can appreciate a book that pays pop-culture its fair tribute. I also want to read the book before I see the movie so I can compare the two.

P.S. Is it only me or does that trailer look weird? 

10. "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell
Am I afraid that this book won`t live up to its hype? Yes. But I`m always in the mood for contemporaries in April/May, and I`ve been staring at this book for two years, so now`s the time to pick it up and read it.

If you`ve read any of these books, let me know which one you liked the best so I can pick it up ASAP. Thanks for stopping by!

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28 comments :

  1. Can I just say, Children of Blood and Bone lives up to the hype, and hype is a big reason for me to shy away from reading books bc it drives me nuts and never ever is as good as the hype. My Lady Jane sounds like *such* fun!

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  2. I would pass on Fangirl and Ready Player One (just my two cents) and I’d say that All the Light is wonderful but horribly long.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2018/03/eleven-books-i-hope-to-read-this-spring.html

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  3. I am the same, total mood reader!
    And Children of Blood and Bone absolutely lives up to the hype, I thought it was amazing.
    I'm pretty sure Heartless was on my 2017 TBR too. And I definitely haven't read it yet either. Oh dear!
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

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  4. I really enjoyed Fangirl - I still need to read Carry On, but hopefully soon! I'm so excited for Leah on the Offbeat, as I LOVE Simon Vs. and Leah is a great character. I also really want to read My Lady Jane.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  5. I definitely want to read My Lady Jane this year, and I wanted to read Ready Player One before the movie came out, but it doesn't look like that will happen! Happy reading!

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  6. The trailer for Ready Player One looks even stranger when you have read the book. I didn't enjoy the book as much as I'd hoped to, I think it will make a great movie but the trailer is not encouraging :(

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  7. I remember very little about All The Light We Cannot See but I was a little disappointed in it. I liked Ready Player One when I read it but I've seen a lot of stuff lately that has made me doubt myself. Or maybe how I interpret books has just changed over the years!

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  8. I'm horrible at making and sticking to lists as well. I'm completely a mood reader and my tbr is ridiculously long. I've had some books on there for years! I'm just now reading The Lunar Chronicles and after I finish them I'd like to read Heartless as well. My fellow reviewer Astible made a list this week. Here is her Top Ten Tuesday.

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  9. My copy of Children of Blodd & Bone arrived just yesterday and I can't wait to dig in.
    Ahh, you reminded me I still need to read heartless. It's been on my TBR for ages? :D

    I hope you get to read all of these soon :)

    My TTT: http://flippingthruthepages.com/2018/03/fifteen-diverse-ya-contemporary-books-written-by-diverse-female-authors-on-my-spring-tbr/

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  10. I really loved 'All the Light We Can See', and as a WWII buff I hope you enjoy it.

    I personally thought Ready Player One was a fun read, but its a book that I understand if others can't into. The gamer and '80s reference make it pretty niche.

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  11. I really liked FANGIRL, but I could not get into READY PLAYER ONE at all. It was SOOOOO detailed and dull that I gave up on it about 1/3 of the way through. I just couldn't take it anymore! I felt the same way about ALL THE LIGHT YOU CANNOT SEE, although the writing in that one is really lovely. It just got boring for me, so I gave up. I hope you love them, though!

    Happy TTT!

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  12. Omg I’m literally the same in terms of TBR and mood reading. I’m really struggling this month but honestly hoping that now my exams are over and the holidays are going to start I can get back into the reading hustle! Also love those books, I also reaaally want to read Ready Player One before I watch the movie (also I don’t read much sci-fi so expanding reading types is always good) Lovely post btw! ��

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  13. I can't wait for Leah on the Offbeat. Becky is definitely one of my favorite writers

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  14. I have My Lady Jane, Ace of Shades on my goodreads list!! They look good!Hope you get to read them all!!
    https://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2018/03/top-ten-tuesday-2018-spring-tbr.html

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  15. I read A Tale of two Cities in my late teens and was blown away by it. It started a French Revolution phase in my reading life that has lasted to this day.

    All the Light We Cannot See is also a fabulous read.

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  16. I hope you enjoy My Lady Jane! It's such a fun read. Really different from your typical historical fiction novel, but I thought it was brilliant.

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  17. Some really good ones up there! I enjoyed Ace of Shades, Fangirl, and Heartless. It's hard being a mood reader sometimes but I do hope you get to all of these soon!

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  18. Great list! Children of Blood and Bone made mine as well and I'm also excited to read Leah on the Offbeat and Ace of Shades. My Lady Jane was such a fun read for me. I hope you enjoy it!

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  19. I adored My Lady Jane and Fangirl. I hope you love them. I obviously want to read the new Albertalli book, because she just writes such wonderful stories filled with people I want to be friends with.

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  20. I have Heartless by Marissa Meyer on my TBR but I'm SO nervous to pick it up! I've heard some hints about the ending and I just don't know if I can handle it....total baby over here lol! Here's hoping you end up loving it when you pick it up! :)
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

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  21. Ahhhh hope you enjoy ALL of these! My Lady Jane and A Tale of Two Cities are 2 of my favourites! And I'm reading Children of Blood and Bone now, and it's super good! :D

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  22. My Lady Jane, Ready Player One, and Fangirl are awesome! I hope you enjoy them! :)

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  23. MY LADY JANE IS A MUST READ!❤️❤️❤️❤️ IT WAS AMAZING I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!!

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  24. I've also been meaning to read Ready Player One and My Lady Jane!! I've seen nothing but good things about both. Eventually..:) I also have read and LOVED Fangirl--basically anything by Rainbow Rowell, actually!

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  25. EVERY time I see "My Lady Jane" on someone's list or on GR/Amazon, I'm reminded anew that I haven't read it, but that it was once one of my most anticipated reads. One of these days I'll have to remedy this, because it sounds so fun. I'm also excited about the follow up despite the fact I've yet to read this one. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

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  26. Fangirl ended up not being for me but I hope you will enjoy it. :D

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  27. OMG All the Light We Cannot See is AMAZING. I really, really need to reread it soon because it's been far too long since I first read it. If you're a fan of WWII stories already, you'll adore this book! :)

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  28. My Lady Jane was FANTASTIC, one of my favorite books of all time, simply because of how light and fun it was. (I might have liked it better than The Gentleman's Guide, but shh, that was amazing, as well, of course.) I'll admit, though, that I didn't really like Fangirl, BUT I'm definitely in the minority there, so I hope you'll love it. :) Literally everything else you have on your list is on my to-read shelf, not sure when I'll get to them, though haha. Good luck on your spring reading goals!

    Veronika @ The Regal Critiques

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